(From Canadian HR Reporter) -- Slightly more than one-third
(36 per cent) of Canadian workers are seriously considering leaving
their organization, up sharply from 26 per cent in 2006. Another 22
per cent are indifferent about leaving but are increasingly
dissatisfied with their employers and yield the lowest scores on
key measures of engagement, according to Mercer's new What's
"This erosion in employee sentiment has business consequences
that reach well beyond the direct costs of employee turnover," said
Madeline Avedon, a principal at Mercer's human capital business.
"Canadian employees, in particular, are more engaged when they can
deliver quality service and have a positive view of their
Of the top six survey questions that employees most correlate
to their engagement, four focus on commitment to quality and future
success of the organization, found the survey conducted among
nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries, including more than 2,000
workers in Canada.